Early Childhood Department (Music); NYC Community Programs
A former student in piano and violin at Diller-Quaile, Samantha continued her classical music studies at Ohio Wesleyan University, studying piano performance and participating in the orchestra on violin. During her annual summer returns to NYC, she participated in the Diller-Quaile Summer Music Study Program for five years, which provided her with her first encounters of early childhood music education. Since graduating in 2011, Samantha has participated in the Piano Pedagogy course at Diller-Quaile with Dr. Claudia Knafo. She also spent two years teaching music at the Horizon International Bilingual School in Hanoi, Vietnam, and has completed her Level 2 at the Kodály Summer Institute at NYU. As part of the Early Childhood faculty this year, Samantha is enthused to be working at Diller-Quaile, where her life has transformed from music student to music educator.